Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Over the years we’ve done a few posts about dealer gallery signs, so when Julian Dashper told us he owned the New Vision Gallery street sign from the sixties, we asked him what he was going to do with it. He related what he had already done. First up, knowing that Te Papa owned the New Vision archive, he offered it to them on long-term loan. No thanks. Te Papa doesn’t accept anything into the building on loan that it won’t be using within the next five years. Next stop the Hocken. Not so much. It seems that as the Hocken doesn’t hold the New Vision Archive, they see no point in their having the sign. Auckland War Memorial Museum? Not today, all the same. Julian is thinking of putting it up on TradeMe. Watch this space.